Virginia Soft Matter (VSM) Workshop brings together researchers working on the science of soft matter, including but not limited to polymers, complex fluids, biophysics, biomaterials, and granular matter, for an informal meeting to communicate cutting-edge research, exchange ideas and foster collaborations. There will be a mix of invited talks, brief contributed sound bites, and unstructured time.
The first VSM Workshop was held on the campus of James Madison University on February 11, 2014 (organized by Prof. Klebert Feitosa and sponsored by the 4-VA Consortium). In the following years, the Workshop rotated among various Virginia Institutions including Virginia Tech (October 4, 2014), University of Virginia (2015), Virginia Commonwealth University (2016), and James Madison University (2017). The 6th (current) Workshop will be held on the campus of Virginia Tech on September 22, 2018. In the future the VSM workshop will keep rotating among Virginia institutions on an annual basis. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to organize future events.
VSM Workshop will not charge registration fees and will provide free breakfast/coffee-break/lunch.